On the way back, though, our layover is for 7 hours and I was told that we would need to grab our luggage for customs. We are not allowed to re-check our luggage until 3 hours before boarding time. And, there are no lockers for luggage anymore due to 9/11 security measures. So, that leaves us with a big suitcase and our carryons for about 5+ hours.
Originally, I wanted to go to the Hilton Hawaiian Village for brunch - does anyone know if we would be able to check our luggage with the hotel even though we are not guests, but merely eating there?
Any other suggestions for what to do with our bags?